The Brazil Human Rights Fund announced the results of its three project selection rounds during the first semester. The three selections will allocate R$ 1.6 million to 45 different initiatives proposed by human rights organizations operating in diverse thematic areas. See below:
Annual Selection 2014
Combating discrimination and institutional violence:
up to R$ 40,000 per initiative
and Human Rights 2014*
up to R$ 30,000 per initiative
Special Selection 2104
Strategic litigation, advocacy and communications
for promotion, protection and defense of human rights*
up to R$ 80,000 per initiative
Criminal justice – During this year, the Brazil Fund, in partnership with the OAK Foundation, will offer support to organizations that combat human rights violations stemming from abuses in the provisional detainment regime. This selection process was carried out by invitation and involved organizations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
All of the Fund’s selection processes contain several stages and the participation of various professionals. Following a pre-selection involving the executive team and board, projects are forwarded to an external selection committee, which then indicates the initiatives to be supported, awaiting the final decision by the Fund’s board of directors or board of trustees.
Visits – Continuing the monitoring activities by supported projects, projects assistant Maria Chiriano visited three groups in Paraná in February: the Faxinal Salso Communitarian Association, the Popular World Cup Committee of Curitiba and the Educational Sector of the Landless Rural Workers Movement.
* In partnership with the Ford Foundation.
** This selection looks to include a total of R$ 910,000 in donations, with R$ 455,000 coming in 2014 and R$ 455,000 in 2015.